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  • Mother, sisters sentenced in neglect death of mentally disabled man

    Pointing to the obvious suffering they caused a mentally disabled family member who weighed only 69 pounds and was covered in scabies and lice when he died, a county judge sent his mother and two sisters to prison Thursday. Susan Gensiak, 60, was...
  • Former toll road board member Scott Batterson sentenced to 7-1/2 years in prison

    Former toll road board member Scott Batterson sentenced to 7-1/2 years in prison
    Former Orlando expressway authority board member Scott Batterson was sentenced this morning to 7-1/2 years behind bars for his conviction on two bribery-related charges. Batterson, who has been incarcerated since he was found guilty Aug. 26, was granted...
  • Victim's tweet helps identify groper

    SEATTLE A woman's tweet about being groped near a park last weekend has spurred other alleged victims to come forward with similar reports, Seattle police say. Sexual-assault detectives say they have heard from several other women who say they recognized...
  • San Bernardino County detectives make arrest in 1992 slaying

    More than two decades after a man was found shot to death on the side of a San Bernardino County road, 170 miles from his home, sheriff’s investigators say they have arrested a suspect. Gabino Mondragon Morales, of Phoenix, was arrested in Arizona...
  • 10-year-old in jail writes 'how to escape' on notebook paper

    10-year-old in jail writes 'how to escape' on notebook paper
    Law enforcement officers searched the cell Wednesday of the 10-year-old boy accused of killing a 90-year-old woman and found a piece of notebook paper with three words written at the top: How to escape. The execution of the search warrant came the same...
  • 'Sex tourist' arrested, underage girls rescued

    'Sex tourist' arrested, underage girls rescued
    Federal agents have arrested a South Florida man they said made several trips to South America to have sex and make child pornography videos with underage girls. Dennis DeJesus, 45, of North Lauderdale, was arrested at his home Saturday on child "sex...
  • Suit: FBI took assets owed for child support

    Suit: FBI took assets owed for child support
    A man who helped the FBI build a criminal bankruptcy fraud case against his ex-wife is now suing the federal agency, claiming it kept nearly $150,000 in cash and jewelry seized from the former Winnetka woman that he says is owed to him for child support....
  • Defense: Jury in BGF case should be taken on tour of Baltimore jail

    Defense: Jury in BGF case should be taken on tour of Baltimore jail
    A lawyer for a corrections officer accused in the Black Guerrilla Family jail plot wants to take federal jurors on a walking tour of the Baltimore City Detention Center so they can see for themselves the conditions officers worked in. A trip would allow...
  • Court sends a message in sentencing ex-L.A. Councilman Richard Alarcon

    Court sends a message in sentencing ex-L.A. Councilman Richard Alarcon
    A Superior Court judge sentenced former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon to 120 days in County Jail on Tuesday, sending a signal to politicians that the court does not take residency laws lightly. Alarcon is the ninth politician to be...
  • Oklahoma attorney general seeks delay of three upcoming executions

    Citing a lack of necessary drugs and the need for additional training of corrections employees after a botched execution in April, Oklahoma Atty. Gen. Scott Pruitt wants to delay three upcoming executions scheduled to take place by the end of the year. ...
  • Prop. 47 would cut penalties for 1 in 5 criminals in California

    Prop. 47 would cut penalties for 1 in 5 criminals in California
    One in five California criminals could get a break under proposed new sentencing laws before voters this fall, but the measure is unlikely to produce big benefits for schools and communities, as its name suggests. Proposition 47, billed as the "Safe...